Alabama Crimson Tide vs Oklahoma Sooners Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (+1)
The Oklahoma Sooners (10-4) play the Alabama Crimson Tide (14-3) at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday. Oklahoma opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 154.5.
Alabama enters this contest with a mark of 14-3 for the campaign. They are averaging 81.1 points per game (30th in D-1) while connecting on 43.6% from the field. The Crimson Tide are shooting 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (185 of 514) and 71.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Alabama is snagging 40.2 rebounds per contest and has 248 assists on the season, which has them ranked 29th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Crimson Tide are forcing 15.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.9 fouls. They are 197th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 180 surrendered on the year. The Crimson Tide defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.2% (423 of 1,053) and they relinquish 38.8 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 30.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 173rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.9).
The Alabama Crimson Tide played the Kentucky Wildcats and went home with a win by a final score of 70-59 in their last game. Alabama walked away from the game with a 39.2% FG percentage (20 of 51) and knocked down 6 of 20 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide converted 24 of 28 tries for a rate of 85.7%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 31 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists in this contest while earning 6 steals and 5 blocks. In regard to the defense, Alabama let their opponent shoot 39.2% from the floor on 20 of 51 shooting. Kentucky doled out 11 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Wildcats collected 32 boards (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Kentucky finished shooting 88.2% at the free throw line by converting 15 of 17 shots. They also knocked down 6 of 14 tries from beyond the arc.
Jaden Shackelford is someone who came through in the game. He ended up walking away with 21 points on 5 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. Shackelford finished the game at 38.5% from the field and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Crimson Tide was Herbert Jones. He totaled 9 rebounds and also earned 8 assists. He finished the contest at 25.0% from the floor in this game by shooting 2-of-8 (13 points). In all, Jones was on the court for 33 min.
Oklahoma has a record of 10-4 so far this year. The Sooners are committing 14.1 personal fouls per game and they go 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 15.1 times per game (82nd in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 10.3 times per contest. Oklahoma has 1,087 pts on the season (77.6 per contest) and they average 37.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Sooners are shooting 44.7% from the field, which is 158th in the nation. The Sooners on the defensive side of the court are 113th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 67.8. The Oklahoma defense surrenders 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (117 of 327) and opponents are converting on 71.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.6 dimes and 36.0 boards per game, which is ranked 89th and 222nd in the country. They have forced 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the field (123rd in D-1).
In their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners got the win with a final of 80-79 when they faced the Texas Longhorns. The Sooners corralled 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the game. They rejected 4 tries while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Longhorns had 29 fouls for the matchup which took the Sooners to the free throw line for 34 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 61.8%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Oklahoma converted 7 out of their 27 tries (25.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Sooners walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6%. The Sooners permitted the Longhorns to bury 29 out of 66 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.9% in this matchup. They finished shooting 24.0% from beyond the arc by hitting 6 out of 25 and finished the game at 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). In relation to rebounding, Oklahoma permitted Texas to grab 42 in total (12 on the offensive side).
Austin Reaves pitched in for the Sooners for this game. He converted 7 out of 15 in this game for a rate of 46.7%, which earned him 23 points. Reaves grabbed 6 boards in his 39 minutes and accumulated 4 assists in this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Oklahoma was De'Vion Harmon. He totaled 13 points in 29 minutes played by way of 6 of 10 from the floor for the matchup. Harmon ended the game having shot 60.0% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alabama (+1)
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